Shen High School senior Makaila Elandt practices her cosmetology styling skills at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School in Albany. More info…

Written by on June 2, 2021

Makaila is finishing her second year of the BOCES program and is preparing to take the state boards that will allow her to practice as a cosmetologist in New York. “I’d rather do this than anything else for the rest of my life,” Makaila said. Throughout the two years, Makaila has gained the skills along with 1,000 hours of training and experience needed to take the New York State licensure exam. The BOCES experience prepares students to enter the workforce upon graduation or to go to college and a have a leg up on future business competitors.

two students styling hair

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